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Driving an HCT

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I had my first try driving one of those HCT because once i'm done with the event i'll prop gonne be unlocking the ''beyond the baltic'' cities using one of those but howly poop those things are huge , is there a guide somewhere on how i can safely drive those things , cause i don't wanne block people in MP

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well, since you said that you do not know how to drive the HCT very well, I advise you to drive only on highways with at least 2 lanes, or to make long journeys within Finland

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I go very wide before turns and even go into the oncoming lane a bit if needed and there is no traffic in the way. I even do this with a normal trailer so I have no chance of going on the curb. It's a challenge to turn with them but once you get used to that another challenge is that it takes forever to accelerate with 40t+.

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It was easier than I thought. The steerable wheels help you in making your turns less wide. There were times where I went onto the oncoming lane for a turn to the right, just to find out there was room for a another truck between me and the curb/barrier. :) 

If you can drive a single, double or B double properly, you should not have any issues. It just takes some adaptation.

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2 hours ago, Haulvoc said:

The steerable wheels help you in making your turns less wide.

 

I keep forgetting that's an option when I make my trailers.  I'm used to American trailers so I prefer not having the steer tires.  Having the trailer turn with me causes me more issues for some reason than just having a regular trailer.

As for@Pmuecke, It will mainly come with practice but as a general rule of thumb, just swing wide.  If you can't turn wide enough without hitting another player, just wait for a gap in traffic or ask in chat (Worst case, single player or F7).  Some people might sit and honk at you and accuse you of blocking for sitting at an intersection, but if it's a matter of taking time and turning safely or hitting another player, always take your time.

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Drive like an american: start your turn in the other lane if you are going onto a primary road and don't be afraid of crossing lanes if you need to avoid the ditch.

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10 hours ago, Haulvoc said:

It was easier than I thought. The steerable wheels help you in making your turns less wide. There were times where I went onto the oncoming lane for a turn to the right, just to find out there was room for a another truck between me and the curb/barrier. :) 

If you can drive a single, double or B double properly, you should not have any issues. It just takes some adaptation.

is there a way i can see if i have steerable wheels up ? , i'm using the 4+2+4 axles , are the steerable axles the ones in yellow ?

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Dear Pmuecke,

 

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